The breweries were a single of the numerous reasons I chose to live in Grand Rapids when I moved back to MI more than three years ago.
I lived in Denver previously which has the minute most amount of breweries for any city in the country.
I’m a big cannabis smoker, however I’m also a craft beer connoisseur. That was something that made it difficult for myself and others to consider ever leaving Denver in the first location. I enjoyed hiking in the Rocky Mountains and I had friends in the hash industry within the greater Colorado recreational cannabis industry. It was going to take a lot to get myself and others to move, however eventually my director said I had a month to choose between their offices in Grand Rapids, MI or Chicago, Illinois. Because of the craft beer breweries in Grand Rapids, I eventually chose it as my current residence. After being in the city for 6 years straight, I decided to transport into Lowell which is a relatively small city of under 4,000 residents. It’s right at the spot where the Flat River meets the Grand River, making it downstream from Grand Rapids by a few miles. While Grand Rapids is full of breweries and cannabis dispensaries, Lowell at least has a fine number of the latter. There are nearly 10 dispensaries in this small city already, however who knows how numerous will survive as they compete with a single another over the existing cannabis users in the area. Some of us truly care about living in Kent County and having Lake MI a short drive away on a summer time morning when the people I was with and I want to hit the beach.